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Workers take break for Labor Day fun

MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.

August 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING THE CALL

The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.

August 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Feds critical of proposed twin tunnels

STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.

August 30, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | NEWS


Illegal fireworks hit fire trucks with near misses to firefighters

A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FIREWORKS FUEL FIRE

Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop issues specific drought water use rules

LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.

August 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Memories are the order of the day at Isadore’s

It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Turlock’s homeless success story

TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Denham seeks $15M for free tutoring effort

Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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They’re planning to roast Willie

Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford is the target of an organized "roast" and retirement celebration Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., at the Manteca Senior Center where barbs are expected throughout the night.

October 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Tacos & Tequila Friday for St. Anthony’s School

St. Anthony's School 3rd Annual Tacos and Tequila Event is this Friday, Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

October 08, 2014 | | NEWS


Kids in a Box raises $3,200 for HOPE shelter

The annual Kids in a Box event brought in some $3,200 for the Raymus House from its sponsors as Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy youth learned what it is like to spend the night on the street.

October 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Homeless drawn to Manteca

Less than a half of a mile from downtown Stockton is that city's answer to the homeless dilemma.

October 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Valencia aims to bring jobs to Lathrop

Rosalinda Valencia doesn't intend to be a rabble-rouser.

October 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


$100 Bulletin pumpkin found near Daniels Street & Fishback

Courtney Settle is the first winner in this year's Manteca Bulletin Great Pumpkin Hunt.

October 07, 2014 | | NEWS


Suspect bomb closes 99 ramps

Traffic was diverted from the Highway 99 northbound ramps at Main Street in Ripon for two hours Saturday afternoon due to a suspected 12-inch plastic pipe bomb found on the edge of the road near the shuttered Barnwood Restaurant on East Main Street.

October 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Emergency vehicle show captures nostalgia

The classic emergency vehicle show Saturday at the Ripon Community Center had 134 entries from throughout Northern and Central California.

October 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Escalon may ship treated wastewater to Manteca

Tanker truck traffic on East Highway 120 between Escalon and Manteca is expected to pick up in the coming weeks.

October 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What are Lathrop’s unmet transit needs?

Don't like that bus route that makes too many stops on its way to your destination?

October 05, 2014 | | NEWS


What about adding costume contest with Pumpkin Run?

What would make the Faustina Rosas Pumpkin Run even more fun?

October 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CAN IT COMEBACK?

It seemed like a simple project - directional signs to help visitors find Manteca attractions such as Big League Dreams, downtown and Woodward Park.

October 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may reduce watering days, ramp up fines to $250

Manteca is moving to reduce outside watering days from four to three, impose water conservation rules year round and slap repeat offenders with $250 fines per occurrence.

October 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Family rocked by Dean’s sudden death; needs help with funeral

Angelica Dean was, by all accounts, caring, selfless and hardworking, and the longtime Manteca resident used those traits to build a career in assisting the elderly.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca motorcycle damaged in collision

A Manteca police officer was thrown from his motorcycle last weekend in a collision that occurred while he was providing a security escort for a motorcycle convoy accompanying runners that went down Airport Way.

October 04, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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